Alana Smith, left, of Titikaveka against Ngatangiia’s Claire Wilson. LOSIRENE LACANIVALU/21031312
Hot favourites Titikaveka and Avatiu premier teams remain unbeaten in the Rarotonga Netball Competition.
In round two competition held on Saturday, the two teams
emerged victors in their away matches.
Titikaveka defeated Ngatangiia-Matavera 56-32 while Avatiu
overcame Tupapa 41-30. In the other premier match, Arorangi bounced back from
round one loss, beating Takuvaine 44-41 in a close affair.
Netball Cook Islands secretary Tekura Moeka’a said the good
weather on Saturday set the platform for a stunning day of netball.
Takuvaine hosted Arorangi, Avatiu travelled to Tupapa and
Ngatangiia-Matavera hosted Titikaveka.
Moeka’a said the Takuvaine versus Arorangi premier clash was
the game of the week.
“It was a tit for tat battle till the last whistle. Arorangi
fielded young and vibrant outfit versus an experience outfit,” she said.
“Mistakes in the last two minutes cost Takuvaine who were in
Accurate shooting duo Ana Marie Heather-Henry and Romehael
Rauraa from Arorangi made “every ball count” in the close win.
Moeka’a said the Avatiu versus Tupapa 15 and under clash was
another game to watch.
Avatiu remained cool and collective to win the match 26-25.
“It was another great day of netball. A special mention and
thank you to the executive teams of each club, coaches, umpires and bench
officials without their drive, support and assistance we would not be able to
play a game of netball.”